When a customer requires transport services to deliver goods, they have to visit the nearest town centre or park to find an appropriate vehicle. There is a good chance that a vehicle won’t be available, and even if available, it might not have the correct loading capacity. Issues increase, as customers have to negotiate prices, give pick-up locations and drop-off details, etc.

Aiming to solve this hassle, Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO), one of the leading automobile companies in Sri Lanka, recently launched “PickMyLoad”. This is a mobile application that will enable the general public to easily find a way to deliver or transport goods from one location to another.

How does PickMyLoad work?

PickMyLoad enables customers to choose from a wide variety of transport vehicles such as cargo three-wheelers, small trucks, pickups, lorries, tippers and even prime movers. It provides the ability to source potential transporters, provide pick-up and drop-off locations and track deliveries on the app, in real time.

A standard per kilometre price will be available across each type of vehicle allowing the customer to get an idea of the total cost based on the number of kilometres from pickup to drop-off location. Customers can download the app for both Android and iOS and will have the ability to pay via cash or credit/debit card. After every hire, they will be able to rate the delivery service on the app, ensuring that customers have access to the best service at all times.

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PickMyLoad offers easy to use interface that incorporates a number of transportation methods and a Book Later option as well

Expressing his views, Ranjith Pandithage – Chairman and Managing Director of DIMO stated, “Technological advancements enable companies to add more value to its customers. We are confident, this innovative business venture of DIMO will take Sri Lanka’s transportation industry to the next level by linking vehicle owners and customers who wanted to transport their goods in an efficient and effective manner.”

Sharing his thoughts, Gahanath Pandithage – Group CEO of DIMO commented, “PickMyLoad is the latest innovation of DIMO. If you look at the broader spectrum of this business model, it is clear that this innovation will encourage entrepreneurship in the country. It has given us the opportunity to introduce latest technologies to SMEs and small start-ups to uplift their businesses.”

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DIMO Director Vijitha Bandara, Chairman & Managing Director Ranjith Pandithage and Group CEO Gahanath Pandithage

Vijitha Bandara Director of DIMO stated, “PickMyLoad is a much-needed transportation solution that leverages mobile technology. Today delivery is major a problem for the businesses, especially for SMEs and SOHO (Small Office/ Home Office) segments. Customers are looking to transport goods from point A to point B in the most cost-effective way possible. This app will provide them with the most convenient way of finding the right vehicle nearby for the right budget. We will continue to build our active driver-base so that customers will have a larger number of drivers, with greater variety of vehicles, to meet any demand they have.”

“There is no doubt that the PickMyLoad app is a win-win solution for all parties. Through DIMO’s domain knowledge, we will be able to increase the partner-driver community. We will also be able to meet the increasing demands of goods transportation in Sri Lanka and help improve the lives of the partner driver community in the process,” he concluded.

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